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Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this song, but one with a brighter tone will help cut through the mix better.

Also, any electric guitar will work well in this song - just be sure to select the bridge pickup for a bright, powerful tone. The electric guitar sound has more to do with the amp and effect settings.

As far as amps go, any Marshall style tube amp is a desirable choice. Crank up the amp for a slightly overdriven sound. Set the Drive to 70%, Bass to 45%, Mid to 55%, Treble to 60%, and Presence to 65%.

Guitar 2 also uses a chorus effect, as well as a wah wah pedal that isn’t swept, but rather set at one position for a distinctive mid-range bump. Add reverb to all guitars for depth.
I’m using 10-46 gage with a heavy pick to attack those rhythms and licks.

Here are the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi Model:
Drive: 70% Bass: 45% Mid: 55% Treb: 60% Presence: 65%
Rate: 30% Depth: 50% Level: 40%
Wah Pedal: set around 30% open
Spring Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 40%